“The Endless Knot”

Stephen Lawhead

Stephen Lawhead brings the “Song of Albion” trilogy to a neat conclusion in “The Endless Knot”. The early part of the book, which tells of the flowering of Llew’s reign, and the last part, which relates Llew’s final victory and apotheosis, are the equal of the previous two books in the series. The middle of this book, however, which is the story of a quest in Albion’s blasted, cursed continent, is weak in comparison with the rest of the work; it could have been shortened considerably without harming the story.

Whatever the minor failings of “The Endless Knot”, the “Song of Albion” as a whole is compelling reading, a wonderful tale well told. I’m almost sorry to have finished it.